Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE)

Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) is an anti-corrosive powder coating applied to a welded field joint at temperatures of between 160°C and 238°C using induction heating equipment, it is the primary coating applied to most pipelines whether as part of a 3 or 5-layer system or as a dual layer FBE coating.

Fusion Bonded Epoxy

SERIMAX FJC have developed the “Orbiter™ FBE” Robot for Landlines and Spoolbases which is a fully automated system that is equally adaptable for use on vessels. PLC control panels are used to optimise uniform powder flow, and ensure the DFT (Dry Film Thickness) is achieved whilst ensuring minimal waste and impact to the immediate environment.

FBE can also be applied manually or using semi-automated systems.